Write for Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual Human Rights campaign, held throughout December to mark International Human Rights Day on December 10th. During this season of Advent and throughout the year, many people wait in despair and without hope, often unjustly imprisoned. These people are Prisoners of Conscience. Jesus was a Prisoner of Conscience as he so often spoke out for Human Rights. As people of God, we have an opportunity and a responsibility to be a voice for those who have no voice by writing letters on their behalf. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and to end other abuses. For the past 12 years, during the Advent Season, our Social Ministry Committee has sponsored a letter-writing campaign for members of the congregation to write letters on behalf of, and personally to prisoners of conscience. These are letters of mercy (solidarity to the individual) and justice (to government officials for the release of the person).
To those who picked up a packet, thank you! Wendy Manganiello will have more letter packets to share on Sunday, December 11. If you have questions or would like copies, please contact Wendy.
Thank you for taking your time during Advent to write and send these letters. They do make a difference!